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Cheap Costa del Sol Holidays: The Costa del Sol or ‘Sun Coast’ is a giant stretch of Mediterranean coastline along the South of Spain – and the location certainly lives up to the name.
There is far more to the Costa del Sol than meets the eye.
Comprising 10 major towns and innumerable smaller villages, the Costa del Sol is a hideaway for both Spanish and Moorish culture.
The Basilica of La Victoria is one of Spain’s most beautiful baroque churches, whilst the Cervantes Theatre is home to flamenco, musicals, dance and theatre.
If you’re a food lover, you’ll have your choice of some of the most beautiful tapas as well as international fare, and as the tourists' Euros roll in, so do more and more of the world’s leading chefs.
Chances are you’re there for the beaches and you won’t leave disappointed.
Hopefully, though, you also won’t leave horribly sun burnt.
With over 23 stretches of sand, including Torreblanca En Fuengirola, to choose from, you really are spoilt for choice.
But the Costa Del Sol is more about the resorts, sunbathing and water sports you’ll find in the likes of Marbella.
Hire a car and trace the coast in search of the White Towns of Ronda, Mijas and Casares.
Beautiful, charming and sparkling white (funnily enough) on the hillsides, they are the image most associated with Andalusia and the ‘real’ Costa del Sol.
If you’re looking for a Spain away from Spain, a more mysterious and more inviting Spain, head to the Costa del Sol and begin an adventure you won’t soon forget.
Costa del Sol History
Castillo de Gibralfaro – A Moorish-Magala castle providing incredible views of the city.
Castillo Sohail – A Moorish castle situated on the top of a hill in Fuengirola with summer concerts.
Church of San Miguel Arcángel – This beautiful monument is a must-visit for the majority of tourists to the Costa Del Sol.
Marbella’s Old Town – A Moorish castle and other historic sites can be found here.
Catedral de Malaga – This incredible church built in 1528 is located in the city centre.
Costa del Sol Art and Culture
Municipal Auditorium "Principe de Asturias" – One of the largest auditoriums in Torremolinos, featuring classical concerts, ballet and theatre performances.
Picasso Museum – Home to exclusive paintings and exhibitions by this well-known artist.
Interactive Museum of Music – Malaga’s museum of musical instruments and the largest of its kind in Europe.
Ethnological Museum of Mijas – A fascinating Costa Del Sol museum that is popular with tourists.
Festival of San Miguel Arcángel – Held during the last week of September, this is a busy, week-long festival.
Shopping in the Costa del Sol
El Corte Inglés – This is a huge department store in Fuengirola.
Torrox Costa Promenade – This beachside promenade offers relaxed shopping and dining.
Calle San Miguel – This street in Torremolinos is populated with shops, markets and cafes.
Ricardo del Cid Fernandez – Found in Magala, this old-time hat shop is certainly worth a visit.
Marqués de Larios – This is Malaga’s stylish, pedestrianised shopping street and home to Costa Del Sol’s most luxurious shops.
Outdoor Activities in the Costa del Sol
Butterfly Zoo – Located in Arroyo de la Miel, this tourist attraction features many different butterflies from several continents.
Tivoli World – This is a theme park near the centre of Arroyo de la Miel.
Benalmadena Marina – The inner part of the marina is packed with shops and cafes and is pleasant to walk around in good weather.
Elviria Mountain – The area around this Costa del Sol mountain is a UNESCO World Biosphere Sanctuary featuring a beautiful Mediterranean forest.
Zoo Bioparc – This Fuengirola zoo is open long hours throughout the summer.
Sports in the Costa del Sol
See a baseball game at the Jose Maria Martin Carpena Stadium.
Pay a visit to the Estadió Municipal de Aveiro to watch football matches.
Ride horses at the Rancho El Rengo in Fuengirola.
Catch the Tour of Andalucía bicycle road race in mid-February.